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Mexico: Fabulous 1913 Clan-Type Badge of Early Rurales Captain F.J. King (American?)
Mexico: Fabulous 1913 Clan-Type Badge of Early Rurales Captain F.J. King (American?) Quantity in Basket: None
Code: ema00001rm
Price: $1,275.00


ARTIFACT: A bit of a mystery here, but with some great clues! This is a fabulous clan-type badge of early Rurales Captain F. J. King, possibly an American of Scottish descent, possibly worn by King in his duties as a Rurales Capitano, just as a Lawman in the US might wear a “Tin Star”. The clan badge is that of the Clan Michie (a sept of the Forbes Clan) and is hand made of unmarked silver in almost full 3-D relief. A big clue in the mystery, the badge is engraved phonetically on the reverse: Captano (for “Capitano”) F.J. King Ruales (for “Rurales”: there is no “Ruales Mexico”), Mexico 1913. Not certain if King’s ancestry traced back to the Michie Clan or if the badge was worn for the saying: “For Fatherland and Freedom”, but either way, it appears Capitano King took his position in the infamous Rurales very seriously!

VINTAGE: Circa 1913

SIZE: 2 1/8” x 2 1/2”


ATTACHMENT: Horizontal T-style pin with C catch, loop for hanging.


ITEM NOTES: This is from a small group of clan badges which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VBJJX14 LABGE9/14

CONDITION: 9 (Excellent—Near Mint): Lovely, even, dark gunmetal patina. Very little signs of wear.

GUARANTEE: As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.

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